Williams and Walsh - Criminal Defense Overview

Public Intoxication

Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct are very common charges, and we see these charges a lot against students and tourists. Although these charges are misdemeanors brought in the municipal or magistrate court, a conviction can have drastic results, such as barring certain scholarships and stipends.

If you are facing a charge of Public Intoxication or Disorderly Conduct, please contact us today. We have handled hundreds of such charges over the years, and are happy to help.

SECTION 16-17-530. Public disorderly conduct.

Any person who shall (a) be found on any highway or at any public place or public gathering in a grossly intoxicated condition or otherwise conducting himself in a disorderly or boisterous manner, (b) use obscene or profane language on any highway or at any public place or gathering or in hearing distance of any schoolhouse or church or (c) while under the influence or feigning to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor, without just cause or excuse, discharge any gun, pistol or other firearm while upon or within fifty yards of any public road or highway, except upon his own premises, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not more than thirty days.